Jackfruit Cafe, Los Angeles
CHEF ANGELA MEAN’S STORY
Vegan chef Angela Means Kaaya is best known as the actress who portrayed the iconic character “Felicia” in the cult classic film Friday. After stepping away from the entertainment industry to raise her son, Bradley, she dedicated herself to youth sports and community service. In September 2017, Angela established the brand Jackfruit Cafe, a vegan eatery to help others stop or reduce meat eating.
Raised on a farm in Michigan, Angela has enjoyed cooking soul food for large groups of people most of her life. As a child, her voice was silenced when she questioned the consumption of meat but in her heart, she knew it was wrong and struggled with it her entire life.
In 2013, as her son Bradley was preparing to go to college, Angela started experiencing health issues. Knowing the burden of her situation would fall on the shoulders of her only child, Angela went vegan. With a clean bill of health, she launched Jackfruit Cafe. In just one year, word of the delicious Jackfruit Cafe offerings spread worldwide. Jackfruit Cafe has been featured in major publications, radio shows, blogs, podcasts, and popular tv news shows allowing Angela to help many improve their lives by reducing or eliminating the consumption of meat products.
11419 Santa Monica Blvd k23
Los Angeles, CA 90025